thanks for your response! in the time that has spanned from the original post, i have obtained a WB, sent out to UW and we had a video conference about this. Currently just waiting for the results to get to you!
I have been incessantly checking myself every day, and have yet to find any lesions. I had one pimple on my lower buttcheek that i popped and a hair poked out from beneath (a little fluid, but suspected ingrown hair as it never crusted but the bump got smaller and healed a couple days later with a slight pigment). I also had another pink bump sprout on the other buttcheek closer to my vagina, but chalked it up to friction as the next day it was gone. Otherwise absolutely no burning, tingling, lesions – no “classical” symptoms. I have tried to stop checking so often and noticed I haven’t had any irritation or bumps so maybe I was causing everything myself to begin with. I’m relieved you still believe it’s unlikely I have HSV2 (you also said this during our evisit) and I’ve been working through more of the behavioral aspects this scare has induced so when i receive the (hopefully) negative confirmation from you I can really put this aside and move on. The fear of being infectious toward my family has been the worst part of all this and it would feel good to just live without worrying.
You have been so incredibly helpful to me (and others on this forum) during this journey. Do you have any ideas on why I could be triggering the test as positive/negative then positive/equivocal, if i’m indeed negative?